Learning beyond the classroom is vital in ensuring that all our pupils succeed. It helps teachers to maximise the learning time in class, and gives pupils the opportunity to extend and deepen their knowledge and understanding. It builds confidence and assists young people to develop the skills necessary for more independent learning. It allows children to work at a pace which suits them and their ability.
Pupils across the school are set a variety of tasks to complete outside of lessons. These tasks will be set at a level appropriate to their age, ability and their standard of attainment.
The quantity of homework set will vary according to the pupil’s individual timetable and the academic calendar, and will be complemented by ongoing revision and responses to teachers' feedback. The nature of the homework task and the amount set will also vary with the age, ability and needs of the pupil. Some homework may be project-based and set to be completed over a number of weeks with a specified deadline for completion, often towards the end of a half term. Therefore, it is impossible to give an exact allocation of time that a child might spend on homework but the following is a good guide to the amount of time a pupil should be spending on homework each week:
- Year 7: 3-5 hours per week
- Year 8: 4-6 hours per week
- Year 9: 5-7 hours per week
- Year 10: 6-8 hours per week
- Year 11: 7-10 hours per week
Remember, if pupils are having difficulty completing homework, they should speak to their class teacher at the earliest possible opportunity.
If you are a parent who wishes to take a more active role in your children’s home learning, you can have your own Class Charts account – an online system to enable you to monitor and support your child’s learning. We are giving ‘power’ back to parents!
Class Charts is used by all staff to record the homework that has been set for their class during the week. All pupils have been given their own log in details to enable them to access their own personal homework planner, and they can use this system to ensure that they complete the relevant work on time and to the required standard.
Click on the logo to access Class Charts:
Fisher More High School uses Class Charts to help parents and pupils manage their homework.
Class Charts allows
- parents, carers and pupils can see current and past homework set by teachers and when it is due to be handed in
- pupils can confirm for themselves when homework is completed
- pupils can submit homework online if requested by teacher
How to log on
- pupil log on with your school email address.
Parents & carers
- log on with the email address you have supplied to the school
By working in partnership, school and home will ensure that all pupils will be able ‘to let all their bright colours shine’.